Jan. 26, 2017 – Germantown, WI – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office assisted Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office with a pursuit southbound on I41 at 3:07 a.m. Thursday morning.
The Fond du Lac Sheriff’s Office requested Washington County attempt to locate a vehicle that fled from them in Fond du Lac County.
The reason the vehicle, reportedly occupied by 6 individuals, was initially the subject of an attempted traffic stop by law enforcement was because the wrong license plates were displayed on the car.
A Washington County Sheriff Deputy located the vehicle and attempted to stop it at which point the driver fled.
Sheriff’s Deputies and Slinger Police attempted to stop the vehicle with tire deflation devices to no avail. The pursuit continued into the Village of Germantown at which point the Germantown Police Department was able to successfully deploy the tire deflation spikes.
The vehicle slowed down and went into the ditch at the Pilgrim Rd off-ramp in the Village of Menomonee Falls.
Four of the six individuals fled the vehicle on foot and two remained at the scene. A total of 5 of the 6 subjects were taken into custody at the scene after a search of the area by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Germantown Police Department and the Menomonee Falls Police Department.
Most of the subjects were juveniles from the City of Milwaukee. Deputies were able to determine the vehicle was stolen from the City of Racine. The investigation continues regarding the operator of the vehicle and any local charges.
Snow event activity:
During the snow event Wednesday the Sheriff’s Office responded to:
1 hit and run accident
19 property-damage accidents
32 vehicles in the ditch
Captain Martin Schulteis 402/471